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, which means that holiday shopping frenzy is upon us. and if your christmas list is threatening to do major damage to your bank account, you're not alone. when it comes to finding the very best deals on everything from smartphones to cameras to toys, the answer may be only an app away. abc's sharyn alfonsi brings us the new tricks to saving big for our series, "easy money." >> reporter: meet the perillo family. three sisters in constant motion. it doesn't leave a lot of time for working parents, like sarah and chris perillo, to do a lot of holiday shopping. >> we look for online free shipping. anything we can do to avoid the malls and bring three kids to the malls. >> reporter: increasingly, families like the perillos who struggle to find time to shop and the best deals are turning to the internet. this year, for the first time, more than half of us will shop online, spending $226 billion. in the true spirit of the season, we decided to bring them some high-tech help. nice to meet you. joanna stern is abc's tech editor. she showed us how to outsmart the stores to get great deals. on t
raddatz reporting in. and now we go to abc's white house correspondent jake tapper, here to tell us what the white house is saying tonight. jake? >> reporter: well, diane, senior white house officials tell us the overwhelming emotion here is surprise and, of course, sorrow, for a colleague and his family. white house officials were told about this on wednesday, the day after president obama was re-elected. they were told by the director of national intelligence, james clapper. on thursday, president obama was informed about this situation. the entire situation, the fbi investigation, as well as the affair. general petraeus called the national security adviser, said he wanted to talk to the president. at that meeting yesterday, he offered to resign. president obama thought about it and conferred with aides, and today called petraeus and accepted that resignation. the new acting director of the cia will be the number two, the deputy director, mike morell, with whom president obama has worked closely, during the osama bin laden raid, planning, for instance, and he has the inside track. but
, children in tears. we lead off tonight with the rising toll. abc's ryan owens is in texas for us. >> reporter: from the air, the crush of cars and trucks almost look like toys. from the ground, the reality is devastating. as many as 150 vehicles piled together. two died in this mangled metal. up to 100 others spent this holiday in the hospital. >> i literally was able to stop without hitting anyone but sat there with that panic of who might hit me. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: fog blinded drivers on this stretch of texas highway. investigators say most couldn't see a foot in front of them at 8:00 this morning. it happened on interstate 10, about 80 miles east of houston. i-10 runs from florida to california. both sides were shut down for hours. tens of thousands hoping to get to their thanksgiving meal were stranded. >> the cause of the accident was a heavy fog bank rolled into this area which caused no one being able to see and one accident triggered another, triggered another in a chain reaction. >> reporter: fog-related collisions are among the deadliest. earlier this year, 20
no longer hailed as a hero? >>> good morning, everyone, as we come on the air, more breaking news. the u.s. on high alert right now over a possible war escalating in the middle east. overnight, three israelis killed by rockets from the gaza strip. israeli warplanes are hitting dozens of sites in the gaza. all of that follows a dramatic assassination. this is still escalating at this hour. you see the assassination right there. this could be dangerous. >>> another story we're following closer to home, how did a woman steal $50 million to fuel her passion for racehorses? and how did she finally get caught? we'll explain it all. >>> and it was a routine cheerleading stunt gone horribly wrong at an nba game. now, new details on -- >> no, no, no. >> -- a cheerleader's condition. >> oh! >> and people are asking now, is this sport just too dangerous? >> lots of injuries. >>> but first, let's get right to the cia sex scandal and the breaking news overnight about the veteran fbi agent who took the first investigative steps that could lead to the downfall of cia director david petraeus. brian ross h
governor romney have another move? let's begin with white house correspondent jake tapper leading us off from iowa. he's there traveling with the president. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. president obama accompanied by his top aides and bruce springsteen hopscotched across battleground states today. the key ones that his campaign feels will deliver him a re-election. they are wisconsin, iowa and ohio where the president's national political career all began. slightly ahead in our abc news/"washington post" national tracking poll, president obama is ending his very last day of campaigning having enlisted the help of celebrity musician friends. >> that's not a bad way to bring it home, with the boss. >> reporter: the day began with springsteen's obama 2012 campaign song. ♪ let's vote for the man who got osama forward away we go ♪ >> reporter: even though that was interrupted by spring teen project i projecting acknowledgement of liberal and progressive anxiety. >> the first debate really freaked me out. all right. ♪ but then romney got schooled twice by obama then smiling jo
that played out behind me. you may just be able to make out a staircase that used to lead to a house where mother, father and 13-year-old daughter lived. only the mother survived. those stories are far too common out here in staten island. >> when is the government coming? >> reporter: it was a desperate cry for help. >> we're going to die, if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! >> reporter: in staten island, donna pleaded with her senators for more food, gasoline and clothing. >> we are -- >> we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-hit communities in torqnew york city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead, including this father and son, found locked in a final embrace. overwhelmed by a violent surge of water, residents describe a tsunami-like wave as high as 20 feet that devastated entire neighborhoods. >> it was coming in, rushing, like a rapids. it was just coming, it was just curving around that corner and rushing down. >> reporter: the water may be receding, but the frustration on staten island seems to be growing. >>
a historic vote at the united nations. it's a step the u.s. is calling unfortunate and counterproductive. >>> new this morning, sex case settled. the former imf chief reaches a deal with the hotel maid who had accused him of rape in a new york hotel room. >>> and stormy surf. they are hanging ten and loving the pineapple express in southern california. but further north, the snow is now being measured in feet. >>> and good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. we begin with mystery winners of the biggest powerball payday ever. this morning, we still don't know for sure who will split the $587 million jackpot. >> it's not us, though. but it already looks like we have gotten a glimpse of one of the two winners, just as he learned the good news himself. abc's tahman bradley joins us from washington with the latest. certainly, this picture tells the story. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: oh, this is remarkable stuff, rob and sunny. now, the lottery officials are tight-lipped. but speculation is growing. a missouri man has co
morning to all of you. happy thanksgiving to all of us. thanks so much for joining us today and spending a little time with us on this holiday morning. robin, of course, on the mend. and, robin, as always, we give thanks for you, each and every day. george and lara, also home with their families. so glad to have elizabeth vargas. bianna golodryga, here with me this morning. >> yes, we have our turkeys already in the oven. we thought we would pass by times square. >> for a couple hours. >> give you some tips how to prepare a feast. >> if you saw last year's show, i need them. >> sam champion and ginger zee are on parades this morning. sam is in philadelphia. hey, sam. at the 93rd annual thanksgiving day parade. >> good morning. >> he's already on the float. >> that's great. >> and ginger zee is at the legendary macy's thanksgiving day parade, right here in new york. hey, ginger. millions of people, on my way in this morning, i saw little kids wrapped in blankets, lining the parade routes, hoping to catch a glimpse of the famous floats and balloons. they blew them up last night outside of
in the living rooms for all of you. lots to get to this morning. but let us not waste any time in wishing our dear colleague, robin roberts, a very happy birthday, robin. [ applause ] >> she's only 40. it's a big one. >> if my 40, you mean 21. happy birthday, robin. i hope you gave yourself a little time to sleep in. >>> meanwhile, we do have a lot for you. we're going to have a star-studded birthday spectacular for her. as george, and lara and sam are enjoying time with their families. >>> we hope you had a beautiful thanksgiving day. now, it's black friday. look at all of the stores all over the country that are already open for business. we're going to get the experts' take on what the hottest toys are. and whether or not you should be buying some of these items. believe it or not, by this time on friday, black friday, some things are already gone. you shouldn't buy them. >> you would think it was the last television set ever made. >> it's a little frenetic. >> i have a hard time getting into the minds of the people who get up and storm the stores. >> there's a big debate on whether that's
is related to us and definitely real. is this monster mystery finally solved? >>> where all of your champagne wishes and caviar dreams come true. >> not george or robin. that's robin leach. he knows something about how to spend all those millions if you are one of the lucky lottery winners. if you know, you probably know it already. if not, share it with us. there's tallahassee, florida. that's where the winning numbers were drawn. and here they are. 5, 23, 16, 22, 29 and powerball 6. >> so close. >> oh, my gosh. >> good morning, america. as you all know, robin is at home recovering. welcome back to amy robach. >> i had one with 6 as the powerball. but that's it. >> that's not bad. >> i mean, i got up this morning, i really did. i was so mad. it is the richest powerball jackpot ever. a record $587.5 million jackpot. those winning tickets were bought in arizona and missouri. each winner gets $192 million payout. >> whoo! at their peak, lottery tickets were selling at a rate of 130,000 a minute, coast to coast. >> wow. >> a lot of losers. let's get right to ground zero, arizona, the home of at
and her family using steam from boiling water to keep warm. >> thank god my stove works. if we didn't have the stove, it -- i don't think i would stay here. >> reporter: the stove is what is keeping you warm? >> yeah. >> reporter: outside, long lines at the relief agencies for bread, blankets and suits. red cross agencies are here. families are entering their third week without power, and they want someone held accountable. >> we were left behind. that's all i can say. left behind. we, too, pay taxes. >> reporter: they worry there is no one rushing to restore the power here because they're poor. local power utilities say they have done their job, the power is here at the curb. the housing authority said it can't pull the electricity in because the equipment in the basement is still wet. we took our questions to management and were shown the door. >> you've got to get out of here. >> you can't come in. come on. >> reporter: but we did find the public housing chairman telling us generators and pumps from as far away from texas finally started arriving over the weekend. >> first and foremost,
that people elected us to do. >> i have to say that governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive, he's been aggressive and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. so, i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership. >> reporter: political aside, they will be judged. everyone in this situation will be judged by results. alone the jersey shore, there were dedicated disaster response teams just beginning the enormous task ahead. and more rescues of the stranded. you all right? but we saw only a few gas crews out here. they have to make this place safe first. for all those, who, like mary ward, have lost so much, but who yet have so much to live for. >> i have nothing left. these aren't even my clothes. >> reporter: when you look at it, how do you feel? >> glad to be alive. >> looking forward to a better tomorrow, and there will be one. >>> next up, inside a manhattan in crisis. my co-anchor cynthia mcfadden at one of new yor
. >>> and jaws dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us in her own words the astonishing moment her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> can we say it for her, though? rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit, rabbit,. >> rabbit, rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so clear in so many places. look at the aerial shots of breezy point, new york, home to generations of firefighters and police. hit so hard by 9/11. now, hit again. more than 100 homes destroyed. one of so many communities that have been absolutely devastated. >> wow, those are crazy pictures. here's what we know right now in terms of the numbers. at least 74 dead. an estimated $20 billion in property loss. new yor
's tahman bradley now shows us. >> reporter: sandy may be gone. but frustration in parts of new york is growing. >> we're going to die. we're going to freeze. we have 90-year-old people. >> reporter: in this manhattan neighborhood, recovery continues at a slow pace. residents feel like they've been forgotten. >> there's a sense where it's like, they have no value. they see that other areas are being taken care of. and they totally overlooked us. >> reporter: hundreds showed up for food from local churches and aid organizations. >> all of the food, had to throw out of the refrigerator. so, this is very needed right now. >> reporter: it was another night of darkness and cold for hard-hit staten island. thousands without power. many homeless. among them, mike abruzzo and his family. >> my youngest daughter yesterday said, daddy, i want to go home. it will be a while, honey. she don't understand. she's 6. >> reporter: transportation is still a nightmare. desperate drivers waited in lines miles deep to get gas. and people waited in lines for blocks to get the bus. >> where are the buses?
brought to us by coldest air mass. here is a look at live doppler 7. you can see shower activity, scattered just a little bit in the land areas and over into the sierra.im let's focus in on fixed precipitation and snow. there is moisture in the fairfield area. part of the southu out towards los gatos you can see spotty showers. most of the bay area is dry now. in the bigger picture as you can see here, we have cold air mass with pockets of showers wrapped into this cold air mass. snow moving into the sierra.qb?t more showers in our direction. we can have more showers, right now, temperatures into 50s around the bay area. chilly day. tonight getting into evening hours, chilly. temperatures dropping into 40s and below freezing overnight in the north bay valleys. tomorrow afternoon, partly cloudy, mainly sunny skies, temperatures ranging from 54 on the coast. more cold air coming our way. i'll haveehq+ the forecast comig up later. >> abc 7 news is live in san francisco right now he's got a look at the storm through your eyes. >> skies are nice and clear. that wasn't the case last n
officials, do not forget us. and we want to show you some new and apocalyptic images coming in from the storm zone now. children wandering in a kind of moonscape. teams of rescue workers patr patrolling submerged streets. and body bags after sandy has now claimed nearly 40 lives. more than half of them on staten island, so close to manhattan, but living in devastation. and tonight, "nightline" anchor cynthia mcfadden is there where after four days the community is shaken. cynthia? >> reporter: good evening, diane. every massive tragedy has within it a whole series of smaller ones. one such played out behind me, though, that staircase led to a house where a mother, father and 13-year-old girl lived. only the mother survived. staten island is a whole series of stories, just like that one. in staten island today, a cry for help. >> we're going to die! if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this woman pleading with government officials for gasoline, food and clothing. >> you don't understand. you've got to ge
. what's wrong with this country? >> reporter: sandy is on track to be the second-costliest storm in u.s. history. some estimates say it may cost $50 billion to rebuild. with more than 4.1 million customers still without power across a dozen states, temperatures are expected to dip into the mid to upper 30s over the weekend. this morning, "the wall street journal" reports fema has generators sitting in storage while families like this mother and daughter, living 17 flights up, are without power. telling our diane sawyer, their water is now running out, too. >> that's all the water we have left. >> it's almost gone. >> reporter: and the generators and use of them are a real question. so many feel there should be an all-hands-on-deck feeling for a disaster this large, when they hear about generators not being used properly or sitting idle, and they see generators like this story in the "post" these are two this morning, two giant generators sitting for the new york city marathon right in the middle of central park. now, they are not being used right now. not being plugged in but when you s
. richard besser tells us exactly what they found. >> reporter: you don't know its name, but you may be one of the 100,000 americans who get sick each year from a bacteria. and the study explains why. consumer reports tested pork, the type you buy in the supermarket. pork chops, ground pork. they found that 70% of the samples they tested hat yersinia on them. ground pork turned out to be more risky than pork chops. >> this should be a wake-up call to the american public. what are we doing in terms of monitoring the safety of pork and what can we do in the future. >> reporter: this bacteria can hit hard. in a matter of days you experience fever, cramps, bloody diarrhea that may last for weeks, especially common in children. cooking the pork thoroughly does kill the backterbacteria, but b ulf. it's easy to spread it to the surfaces of your kitchen. the plate, the cutting board, your hand. anything the raw pork touched. take a look at this kitchen where we handled meat. all of the dots, germs. the pork producers council questioned the quality and methods used by consumer report. u.s. departmen
.5 scare miles melted away. an area the size of the u.s. and mexico combined. >> okay, here it comes. >> reporter: meanwhile, back when jim was mounting his first ice cameras, an artist in brooklyn was pushing the kind of machine you use to chalk lines on a ball field. after reading a scary 2001 prediction from nasa that climate change powered storms would wipe out entire neighborhoods, she decided to see which neighborhoods, by marking the high water line around new york city. >> this would be under water. this would be dry, so, there would be a little dry strip down the center of the road and all of this would be under water. >> reporter: her chalk was gone by the time sandy hit, but the lines were right. and in many places, the damage exceeded her worst fears. and suddenly, that wishy washy conversation changed. >> not so much of an "i told you so" as "i'm really sorry this had to happen." the fact it takes something so drastic, despite people in his administration know about it, you know end that it really takes us having a visceral experience to shift even the conversation. >> r
a generational step. >> reporter: boeing has sold more than 800 around the world. but united is the first u.s. airliner to fly the dreamliner in service that began this month. the airlines are big these because they're cheaper to fly and more efficient. they will sell you on creature comforts like the air itself, there is more oxygen on the plane, it is cleaner and less dry. they have huge storage bins too. you can fit four suitcases in here. the plastic body is stronger than metal, so the air pressure inside can be kept at equivalent of 6,000 feet instead of the 8,000, 9,000 in most jets. that translates to higher humidity in the cabin, more comfort, less jet lag, and dry skin. >> the increase in humidity, the pressurization of the cabin. it's a very different experience than today's airplanes. >> reporter: the windows are a third bigger. there's a light show on board. different colors for takeoff, cruising, dinner time. >> we go into the warm colors like candlelight. >> reporter: pilots say the 787 carries next level of safety. >> situational awareness. the airplane produces in the cockpit
for the punishments or restraints used on school children, including those like andre, with severe behavioral difficulty. >> i can't believe they call themselves humans and do such a thing to someone who is sew vulnerable. >> reporter: it is an extreme example, but perfectly legal. an abc news investigation found that only 17 states have specific laws that protect students from harsh, some say barbaric methods of restraint and other techniques. >> some day, we're all -- i think we're all going to look back, we're going to say, "can you believe what we did here?" >> why are they red marks all over him? >> reporter: in dallas, this video was made by a mother of a 4-year-old, as he tried get a staff member to let go of her boy. in kentucky, a mother found her autistic 8-year-old son had been stuffed into a duffle back like this one, specially made to restrain children. and schools across the country are investing in specially built seclusion rooms, like this one, where young students can be locked up for hours. >> they'd lock you in there and it was dock. there's no windows. you are just stuck i
-800-helpnow or going ongoing to red cross.org/abc. >> hurricane sandy shows us how communication is critical to response and relief efforts. a local university is working on next generation tech knowingly to develop ways ways to keep communication going during any critical event. >> social media site not affected by power loss where you could log on and get help from first responder or connect with your neighbors for information of help. that's one of they're working on here at moffet field. i these mobile emergency operation centers from palo alto and sunnyvale are taking part in the study to determine how multiple jurisdictions can communicate when they responsible to a doctors. here's the director of the campus. >> what frequency should you use? how well do they work in a disaster situation? what software tools will allow this vehicle to talk to that vehicle? >> dr. ray is a distinguished fellow at the university. he points to the san bruno gas pipeline explosion in 2010 as an example of problems that occurred when different first responders got on scene. >> all the different fire departm
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morning. want to say hello to robin at home. elizabeth vargas is with us here. and boy, what a night. >> what a night indeed. >> president obama secures a second term with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned from and listened to those who did not vote for him. there he is on stage last night, savoring the victory with his family. >> his daughters flew out after school yesterday to be there with him. here are the final numbers. the electoral college. 303 votes for president obama, 206 for governor romney. the popular vote is still being counted today. president obama with about 60 million votes right now. governorromney, about 57 million. >> a lot of controversial issues out there. right now, let's get to matthew dowd. this is the number we were talking about yesterday. the president was more in tune with the changing america. you see that number, 72%. that was the share of the vote last night held by whites. four years ago, it was 74%. that's exactly what president obama predicted. >> and not long ago, it was 90%. this is a changing america, which makes it
extra enforcement. ñÑ is just like tomorrow and the next day. you'll see us, definitely out in force. >> you have a branch, i heard a crack back there. i am sure something else has come down. as long as it doesn'tfgká hurt anyone, it's a good thing. it does cause issues. >> and this time it was a power line across highway 9. it had been brought down by a falling tree. highway 9 is the main artery throughout the valley. traffic backed up for miles in both directions. the fire department did take advantage of an empty business which had a parking lot and may yut rise that to allow alternating one way flow of traffic. it was quite a mess. as you might imagine that, downed power line created problems for businesses in the area. we'll have that coming up in just one hour. reporting live on highway 17th. >> residents are helping the city weather storm drains in the neighborhood. it's part of an adopt a thought program. keeping storm drains clear of debris helps the city focus on critical storm-related problems such as downed trees. one volunteer says she got involved because drains in the
us is that the party that knows how to ride those waves wins. here's my co-anchor, terry moran. >> reporter: america awakened to a new political reality this morning. >> what happened? >> i was wrong. >> reporter: so were a lot of republicans. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: what happened yesterday's simple, really, and profound and reflected in all those faces in the crowds last night at obama and romney headquarters. the american electorate of tomorrow, younger, urban, more diverse, more socially liberal, turned out to defeat the american electorate of yesterday, older, whiter, more rural and traditional. >> i think it was shocking to the republicans. >> reporter: matt dowd, abc news consultant, was one of george w. bush's chief strategists. >> i think the republicans are going to have to do a serious amount of soul searching. they've been built for 25 years ago, not for the 21st century. they have to appeal to latinos, women, blacks, a
against the united states. two iranian warplanes firing at a u.s. spy drone. the provocative act occurred over the persian gulf, saying the unarmed drone was flying in international air space and was not hit. iran has not responded to the pentagon's statement. >>> seven members of the u.s. navy s.e.a.l. team six are being disciplined this morning for disclosing classified information. the s.e.a.l.s, including one involved in the mission to capture osama bin laden, were paid consultants on a new video game. officials say the s.e.a.l.s violated rules about tactics and procedures. >>> and the bank robber known as the ak-47 bandit has apparently struck again. he was caught on camera holding up a credit union in idaho just in week. forcing employees into a safe before getting away with a bag stuffed full of cash. the fbi believes he is the same person who hit several banks earlier this year, on a run from california to washington state. in one heist, he shot and seriously wounded a police officer. a $70,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to his arrest. >>> and a show of re
to try and stop the violence. "the israelis are rejecting the cease-fire," a hamas spokesman told us. "israel will continue carrying out massacres against our people." there have been talks, but officials are staying tight-lipped. >> for the moment, rockets are still being fired in israel. we will go on with military operations. we're not excluding any option including the diplomatic option. >> reporter: israeli analysts say the likelihood of a ground invasion is diminishing, that israel's top leadership doesn't really want it, but the conditions of a cease-fire are very far from being resolved, meaning the possibility of a ground invasion is still very real. bianna? >> all right, alex, thank you. now let's go to jerusalem, which has not been spared from rocket attacks in the past 48 hours. abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour is there with the latest. christiane, with talk of even a possible ground assault, how likely is a cease-fire at this point? israel said they're rejecting it as we heard from alex. >> reporter: well, not rejecting it. what we understand is that it is
. there are still those who want to do us harm. >> the newest example announced just yesterday. four americans busted for blotting to kill other americans. their inspiration, as abc's pierre thomas reports, is long dead. >> reporter: al awlaki was the world's most wanted man, public enemy one, encouraging radicals to attack america in online preaching. america killed him in a drone strike in 2011 and we learned al-awlaki is recruiting terrorists. announcing charges against four california man, plotting to go to afghanistan to bomb and kill u.s. soldiers, disciples of al awlaki. >> there was extensive amount of admiration for him and idealizing anwar al awlaki. >> reporter: a former member of the u.s. air force. the fbi claims the alleged terror cell conducted training including going to shooting ranges and had even bought tickets to travel to afghanistan through mexico. >> this was a valid, violent extremist network. we took this very, very seriously. >> reporter: according to the fbi's charges, one of the alleg alleged terror cell members posted violent extremist media, including audio files
the visibility, about a mile and 3/4 in napa, the rest of us are okay this morning. temperatures chilly, around the bay 45 to 50 at 7:00, mid to upper 50s through noon, low to mid 60s cool rather quickly during the evening low to mid 50s. if you are handling around the bay, we have fog in some areas in the 30s especially north bay valleys to mid 40s. noon mostly sunny, mid 50s to around 60. close to average during the afternoon upper 50s to mid 60s, cool upper 40s to mid 50s by 7:00. good news, if you are frying a turkey outside today, not much wind, so be safe and have a good one. >>> if you have to run to the 24 hour store this morning, traffic-wise light. holiday light. san mateo bridge headlights towards hayward from san mateo, 13 minute drive both directions typical when there's no traffic. drive out of antioch now, heavy commute on a holiday at the limit, no issues towards concord westbound 4, same without of the central valley, eastbound towards i-5 at the limit up and over the altamont pass, very light. san jose, chp and another car involved in an accident on the tracks, vta tracks at f
on the show, superstar alicia keys with us live for a very special concert right here in times square. we are so happy to have her back. >> big album coming out tomorrow. >>> let's get right to the charged up start to holiday shopping. online shopping is already up 20% on thanksgiving day and black friday. what will cyber monday bring? john schriffen joins us from toys "r" us in times square. >> reporter: good morning, george. many retailers save some items to entice shoppers to go online. that is for people who have a holiday spending budget left. we saw record numbers this weekend, along with those wild fights of people grabbing anything in sight. this morning, the dust is finally settling from the holiday discounts and the door-busting dustups. from this brawl near sacramento that spilled out of a victoria's secret store. to full-on melees like this one in a texas mall that had chairs flying and police dogs brought in to break it up. there were plenty of shoppers fighting for deals. police say is a shoplifter even died outside this georgia walmart, possibly after being put in a chokeho
the interruption and momentum caused by the tragic storm that hit us here on east coast. they believe they've had the momentum since the debate's ended and recaptured their candidates mojo, if you will. they see the enthusiasm. 30,000 people at a rally in pennsylvania. i've been to many rallies in pennsylvania with more than one candidate and that's a big crowd by any measure for either party. and so they feel like they have the momentum. i know ed gillespie talked with you about the expanded math. that matters far less than the state of ohio. >> donna brazile, you were there with al gore in 2000. the big difference from 2000 for the democrats is the sophistication of that turnout machine that president obama has built? >> george, they call it a sandwich program. this is found in the so-called swing voters. the persuadable voters. the base voters, the independent voters. this is a campaign that had 5,100 satellite offices all across the battleground states. they're targeting people where they live, where they're eating, where they're shopping, where they play. because the most important thing ove
election headquarters. great to have you with us. all day long we've been watching grandmothers, first-time voters, rich people, poor people, blue collar workers, all the people who believe in america going to the polls, every state of our union today joining together at the ballot boxes, and we will be bringing you the results. we are here to tell you who won, why throughout this evening and what's next. it's your voice as we've been saying and your vote tonight. >> diane, it has been a long, bitter and expensive race. deadlocked most of the way and revealed an america divided in so many ways. tonight, all of you are going to tip the balance. >> and now we are ready to begin because we have three projections to make because the polls have closed in six states and we are ready to go. here it is. indiana, this state has switched, president obama won it four years ago, governor romney has won it this time. it is not a surprise, though. we were expecting governor romney to take indiana. kentucky, this is a very red state and governor romney has taken kentucky, as well, tonight. and vermon
these lines are lasting over an hour, we're hearing. >> mark greenblatt, live for us in lower manhattan. thanks, mark. >>> also here in new york, the third major hospital evacuation of the week. this one involves about 600 patients at bellevue hospital. >> it is the oldest public hospital in the nation. and abc's cynthia mcfadden was there as patients were brought out. >> reporter: the word went out. backup generators operating since monday night had failed. national guard troops called in to help carry out hundreds of patients from bellevue, one of the country's busiest. some patients having to be carried down from as high as the 18th floor. >> we have not experienced anything on this scale. >> reporter: emergency crews have been seriously pumping out of the hospital basement. deluge under 8 feet of water. the east river's right here on the other side of this building. this baby was born here a few days ago. what did they tell you? >> they have no lights. and everything is just wait. >> abc's cynthia mcfadden reporting. officials say even though 17 million gallons of water have been pu
. >>> good morning, america. this is the big one. millions of us packing up, heading to planes, trains, and cars today. the estimate is more than 43 million people will be on the move. it is shaping up to be the craziest travel day of the year. we're all over it this morning. happy day before thanksgiving to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back. >> great to be here. i'm feeling lucky to be here and not being out there on the roads. take a look at this. this is the stevenson expressway. in my oel old hometown of chicago. where the fog is already creating travel problems. and that's the home to o'hare airport. one of the busiest in the nation. also, on the new jersey turnpike, where things are getting started. already bumper-to-bumper traffic. >>> here we go. and there's always turkey. and always bargains. usually, you have to wait until thursday or friday. we're going to reveal the latest on the most incredible deals happening right now, earlier than ever. we have them all for you. >>> let's get right to josh with the breaking news from israel. >> indeed. the bus bombing t
. >> we'll let you know how that works out for us on thursday. >>> also, we have plenty of news as well. that big battle on capitol hill, over who will replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. we have abc's martha raddatz here to weigh in on it. >> you see u.n. ambassador susan rice right there. she had a tough day on capitol hill yesterday. >>> also coming up, our exclusive one-on-one. the no-holds-barred interview with brat pitt. what he has to say about turning 50 and bringing up the kids with angelina. >>> and we begin with the major storms let to hit the west. let's go right to sam for the very latest. >> yeah, this is the season where you start to get the storms into northern california and the west. this one is a stackup here. look at this 3-d view. look at the ripples in the clouds. this is the first storm on the coastline. the rain in california today. to the west, that's the second storm. over here, on the curve of the earth, that's the third storm. all three carry heavy amounts of rain. 110-mile-per-hour wind gusts on the mountain tops. 70 to 80-mile-per-hour gusts on t
. in a bigger perspective, north bay starting to clear a little all of us will see the end of the steady rain by the end of the commute. at the coast partly sunny near 60 the rest of us mid to upper 60s with a stray shower possible this afternoon. steady rain now. >>> unfortunately, when we have slick roads like this solo spin-outs are the norm we have several now. live shout of south 101 tail lights past civic center up toward lincoln central san rafael flight through northern and southern marin westbound 580 past north livermore accident you can see red sensors in between, slowing past the scene there. north 880 ramp to montague san jose that ramp is blocked with an accident. new accident the rain through the san ramon tri-valley area north 680 at treat. >>> police trying to determine if weather played any role in a halloween accident involving two children. they were trick-or-treating in the rain and hit by a car in santa rosa. police say adults tried to stop the children from entering a crosswalk and running into the path of the car. 4-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy were hit. they are
section of a marina that used to be on this side of the harbor. >> reporter: with the worst of the storm past, the daunting cleanup process has begun. >> i wanted to own a boat. but not this way. now, it looks like i own three boats. >> reporter: despite the long road ahead, police have faith in the residents. >> just because i wear a uniform doesn't make me a hero. people out there with their will and the ability to pull together are the real heroes. >> there were crews here that were on the clock for hours and hours and hours. >> reporter: not able to see their own families. >> that's right. >> reporter: worried about saving new yorkers. >> that's right, yes. that's what the police are here for. >> reporter: ready to go above and beyond the call of duty to help get this city back on its feet. for "good morning america," john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to john. >>> now, to the latest casualty of sandy. the new york city marathon has never been canceled. not by weather. not by 9/11. this year, the mayor's insistence that the show must go on, was met with massive outrage
of the middle east. a u.s. embassy is attacked in israel by a man wielding an ax and a knife as we said. >> that's right, it's all happening overnight. christiane amanpour had been reporting that any ground invasion by israel is at hold at this hour. that is good news because that was a big step toward escalating in the violence. >> and hillary clinton on her way there to meet with all sides. let's get right to abc's matt gutman in ramallah with the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, george. anger rising in ramallah, where secretary of state clinton is to arrive later today. just 40 miles here in tel aviv, an israeli man stabbing a guard at the embassy, showing how tense things are here. an israeli man armed with an ax and a knife, stabbed a guard at the u.s. embassy in tel aviv. the guard was wounded but apparently managed to fire off a few shots. the security officers wrestling the man to the ground. secretary clinton arrives today in an effort to calm a roiling middle east, with the administration coming under fire for its apparent lack of action. >> the conversations you'
the death of the victim. police sergeant told us so far in case does not appear to be related to the freeway shooting. >>> volunteers up early getting ready to serve thousands of thanksgiving meals. katie marzullo is live at glide memorial church in san francisco, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. happy thanksgiving to you and everybody. we are an hour from a lot of hustle and bustle in this room. you can see some of the prep has been set up for salad fixings, that's a side dish compared to everything on the menu today, 500 volunteers preparing 5,000 thanksgiving dinners. i want to introduce jean cooper a director here. most of us can barely get one dinner on the table today. how massive of an undertaking is this? >> it is pretty big, we are used to it now. it is a big deal. we start cooking early in the month then it goes to a high pitch during the week. we are ready to go now. >> reporter: a lot of prep work. >> oh yeah. we've got, we start planning in august. thanksgiving we start planning and get orders in and start cooking in mid month. >> reporter: there are thousands of familie
stations in the city are now up and running. >>> iran is accusing the u.s. navy of carrying out illegal and provocative acts in the persian gulf. in letters to the united nations, iran said the navy repeatedly violated its air space. the iranian ambassador claims u.s. jets and drones have flown over the country, disregarding radio warnings. >>> the young pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the taliban may not be going back to pakistan. 15-year-old malala yousufzai, who was shot in the head for speaking out for girls' education, could make britain her permanent home. her father is considering a job at the pakistani consulate. >>> and finally this morning, the white house is getting in the christmas spirit. first lady michelle obama and daughters, malia and sasha, received the christmas tree on friday, which arrived on a horse-drawn charge. it's from a farm in north carolina and will be displayed in the blue room. they have a head start on me. i'm notorious for putting up a tree on december 23rd. >> ours is december 26th. >> it stays up until like march. >> nice to see
owned. >> laura anthony joins us where a news conference just wrapped up. >> this is an emotional news conference in front of the store given by bartly's family and the police chief. by all accounts the 50-year-old bartly was a pillar of the community. a family man who gave often, and generously to those around him. he was found shot on the floor of marcus cellular, the store he's owned since the 1960s here on international boulevard. he was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound on the floor of his store. bartly's family recounted the man who will be missed so much by this community. >>l yx&uch a sad, sad moment. not because of just what has been taken from us, but what has been taken from everyone else. my father was an amazing man. >> if you're the killer, turn yourself n we'll be happy to accept you without any act of violence and safe the family from the torture and torment they'll go through knowing their father's killer is out on the streets running around. >> police say they don't know if there is one suspect or more than that. the investigation is in early stages. sho
a disturbing incident. her mouth and there was a salty liquid. the da told us the former principal broke the law by not reporting her]avgç suspicions.. >> our concern is that statute put in place for protection of children. if you're going make a decision you need to err on the side of protecting the child. >> the teacher chandler and lack of action against him triggered a civil lawsuit this, complaint says at least five people at the school and school district were awear o of -- aware of inappropriate behavior of female teachers and perhaps children, dating back to 2005. this attorney represents a 10-year-old student and her mother. >> no action was taken against him whatsoever. despite red flags that happened with locked door, he was allowed unfettered access to these children. >> the defense told the jury the principal was conned by an evil man and says the former principle's character is enough to find her not guilty. and it was reiterated what you told us yesterday about chandler he told lynn, a seriesuik8 of lies. at the time they made sense, consistent with everything the student
on the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. senator john mccain is chief among her critics. but he backed off his threat to block her nomination. those two are set to meet tuesday. >>> there's rising tension in egypt this morning, among opponents of that country's president, mohamed morsi. things started getting rough on the streets of cairo, with protesters hurling molotov cocktails at police. they are seething about morsi's powers of placing himself beyond judicial review. a massive demonstration by morsi's opponent is planned for today. >>> we wanted you to check this out. from australia, early this morning. look at that. a crane, high above the streets of sydney caught fire. and then, the crane's arm falls on the roof of a nearby building. the rain operator escaped down a loader. no one was injured. the site was closed for a time. two weeks ago, concerns that diesel was leaking from the crane. the crane's owner also owns the crane in new york that collapsed during hurricane sandy. >> interesting there. >>> and speaking of sandy, one month after the month monster s the financial
's called taxmageddon? the latest this morning on whether the president and the republicans can keep us from going off the fiscal cliff. >> some saying if we do go off the fiscal cliff, we'll go into recession, as well. the stock market on a spiral, as well. >>> and take a look at this, we're going to switch gears. thousands of "twilight" die-hards setting up camp for days outside of a los angeles movie theater just to be there monday when the stars come out for the premiere of "breaking dawn part 2." and it's not just teenage girls. there's fans of all ages, anxiously waiting for the final installment. we'll tell you what the movie studio is doing to help them pass the time in line. that's all ahead. >>> but we're going to start with new details on the affair that's brought down the head of the cia. the decorated and celebrated four-star general, david petraeus, once considered a possible presidential candidate. this all started with an fbi investigation between e-mail between petraeus and his biographer, a woman named paula broadwell. so, we start this morning, with our senior justice corr
. a new report claims the u.s. is only a few years away, now, from producing more oil than saudi arabia. the international energy agency also predicts the u.s. could become energy-independent by the year 2035. but many experts remain doubtful. >>> meanwhile, new video from the record flood in central italy. you see the river here sweeping this boat away and ripping trees from the ground. at least four people have been killed in the floods. three of them, when a bridge collapsed. rescuers in the helicopter you see there were able to pull one man to safety, after his car was swept away. >>> and four-time nascar champ jeff gordon will have to pay up for that deliberate wreck that sparked a wild brawl in phoenix over the weekend. gordon has been fined $100,000 docked 25 points, placed on probation, for slamming clint bowyer into the wall but he did in fact avoid suspension. >>> and finally, could it be true? are humans collectively getting dumber? a new study from stanford university claims that humans have been steadily losing intelligence for thousands of years because, thanks to advancem
will not tell us what going on. there are three schools near the intersection. when they open, if this crime scene is still active, they will be in for a shock not only this is happening but as long as this intersection stays closed there is going to be a traffic issue already seen cars making a u-turn. sergeant coming to talk to us to confirm what happened. maybe we could offer our viewers some information about who they too can keep a lookout for. until then, we wait and keep an eye on the scene. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> new this morning, antioch police investigating suspicious death of a man found in a home. police got a report before 5 yesterday afternoon inside a house on mira vista court officers phone a 52-year-old man dead -- found a 52-year-old man dead from apparent gunshot wound. >>> oikos university holding a concert this afternoon to dedicate a memory garden. the campus was the scene of one of the worst massacres in bay area history. former student one goh is charged with killing seven and wounding three during a shooting spree last april. he was upset in part about not ge
. >> created dracula, bram stoker, absolutely right. [cheers and applause] all right, show us the money, please: $2,000, up to $30,000. [cheers and applause] "ok bayou?" is the category. >> [snickers] >> which of these louisiana-based reality shows is about a family of self-described "redneck" millionaires? >> i'm pretty sure i know the answer. and i'm going to go... [laughter] "d," duck dynasty, final answer. >> it's duck dynasty. you got it right. [cheers and applause] >> oh. >> okay, jason, let's put some more money in the bank. how about another $7,000? $37,000. >> wow. >> you were looking at your wife, the clown, denise. nice to see you, denise. >> hi. >> looking very cute. >> hi, meredith and "scaredith." >> does he--does jason dress like this at home ever or... >> no, thankfully not. although, he walks very well in those heels. i was... >> all right, jason. >> surprised. >> "other works" is your next category. filed in 1992, what pop star is a credited "inventor" on patent no. 5,255,452, or "method and means for creating anti-gravity illusion"? >> gravity illusion... you know what? i'm g
>>> thanks for joining us it is 6:00, i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm eric thomas. trouble on the roads this morning. >>> we have a "sig alert" 101 north coming into san francisco at candlestick, pick up slammed into the back of a garbage truck that caught on fire two right lanes are blocked northbound into san francisco. let's look at the traffic app, your waze app backing towards bay shore beautiful, heavy northbound, accident once again -- before candlestick park two right lanes you might want to consider 280 good alternate in the clearing process you can download this app that navigate around the accident on the appear store and google play. >>> -- good morning. big story this morning, we have fog live doppler picking up mainly clear air in the north bay valleys we have the fog now. this is starting to slide a little out of the north so move across the san pablo bay towards east bay shoreline we'll keep track of that for you and let you know if that happens over the next couple of hours. today low to upper 70s at the coast, wouldn't be surprised if we have a few 80s the
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